665th Missile Regiment
665-й ракетный полк
Military Unit: 44073
Activated 28.6.60 at Lebedin, Sumy Oblast, from the 495th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment, under the 200th Missile Brigade, from 5.61 the 43rd Guards Missile Division. Formation was completed in 1.11.60.
The regiment consisted of three battalions with each 4 R-14 (SS-5) pads.
The first battalion went on alert duty 1.1.62 (four R-14 pads), the second battalion 10.1.62 (four R-14 pads), followed by the third battalion in 25.2.62 (four R-14 pads).
1.7.62 renamed 564th Missile Regiment for operations in Cuba (Operation Anadyr).
On September 1st, 1962, the first and second battalions stood down, and was relocated to Cuba (Operation Anadyr, and took over the Remedios III site in Cuba, under the 51st Missile Division. None of the battalions went on alert duty in Cuba.
Reformed 10.10.62 in Lebedin, Sumy Oblast, from the 717th Missile Regiment (18th Guards Missile Division).
4.1.63 absorbed the 564th Missile Regiment (the old 665th Missile Regiment).
The three battalions stood down in 1979.
The regiment went on alert duty 14.5.82 with 9 RSD-10 Pioner-UTTKh (15P653) (SS-20) missiles.
The regiment stood down 1990, and was disbanded shortly thereafter (1992).
US designation 1960-1979: Lebedin IRBM complex (Lebedin launch sites 1 - 3). Type III (pad) sites.
Lebedin launch site 1 (50 32 58N, 34 25 44E):
Lebedin launch site 2 (50 35 16N, 34 24 03E):
Lebedin launch site 3 (50 37 52N, 34 27 21E):
Lebedin launch site 1 (1982-1990 RSD-10 missiles) (50 32 58N, 34 25 44E):
Remedios III site (Cuba, 1962) (22 25 00N, 79 35 20W):